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Office of Field Education
Temple University | College of Public Health | School of Social Work
Getting Started in Field
Disability Resources and Services (DRS)
Request your Clearances
Current and Previous Field Practicum Sites
Frequently Asked Questions
Meet the Field Staff
Become a Field Instructor or Field Practicum Site
BSW Senior application form
All students entering Field Practicum will be required to attend a Field Orientation prior to the beginning of the semester; dates to follow.
Part I: General Information
Temple University Email
TUID Number (This number should be a 9-digit value found on your student ID)
List your expected address at the time of your internship
Address Line 2
State / Province / Region
ZIP / Postal Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Indian Ocean Territory
Central African Republic
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, Republic of the
French Southern Territories
Heard and McDonald Islands
Isle of Man
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Northern Mariana Islands
Palestine, State of
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
US Minor Outlying Islands
United Arab Emirates
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S.
Wallis and Futuna
If your address changes prior to the start of your field practicum please notify the field office as soon as possible.
Have you completed your Senior Eligibility Paperwork?
If no, then the Office of Field Education will accept, but will not process, this application until we receive confirmation from your BSW advisor that you have been approved for senior eligibility.
Choose program format (when will you complete your practicum)
Are you an international student?
List any languages in which you are fluent other than English
Have you applied to the Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates (CWEB) program?
Disability Resources Services
If you are in need of an accommodation, please make an appointment with a coordinator in the Disability Resources and Services Department. DRS will collaborate with you and the Office of Field Education to coordinate necessary access and accommodations in these types of field experiences. Once you are assigned to a staff member in the Office of Field Education, please contact them as well as your DRS coordinator in order to begin planning for an accessible experience.
Will you submit an accommodation letter provided by the Disability Resources Services for your Field Practicum course?
Are there any transportation concerns that affect where you can be placed?
Do you have a driver's license?
Do you have access to a car?
Availability for Field
Choose the schedule that you intend to follow
2 Full days
2 Half days (plus evening/weekend hours) Half days must fit into standard business hours (e.g. 8am-12pm, 1pm-5pm)
1 Full day (plus evening/weekend hours)
Evening/Weekend hours only (You MUST complete the Self-Referral Form
*Please review the COVID-19 Update Tab on this portal for more information regarding approved reduction of hours for Fall/Spring 2021-22 field practicum.
Pick one option below for the placement process to start.
Field Department Placement Option
A Field Education Specialist will be assigned to locate a placement for your upcoming year based on the application. Student must have
one full day or 2 half days
available during the weekday to be eligible for this option.
A. Field Department Placement Option
Student must have one full day or 2 half days available during the weekday (Monday-Friday) to be eligible for this option
Category A (Setting) *Please list up to 3 specific agencies (or types of settings) that best represent your desires for field placement.
Category B (Population) *Please check one option that best represents your desires for field placement.
For students who would like to complete a field placement at their place of employment, the Employment Based-Proposal will also be required.
B. Employment-Based Field Placement
Office of Field Education will confirm appropriateness of placement once employment based proposal is turned into the office.
*Indicate the date you will submit the Employment-Based Proposal
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Student Self-referral Option
A student can independently contact an agency to solicit their own field placement including making inquiries to determine if an agency is interested in a student intern. Students who want to intern at a specific agency or who only have evening/weekend availability are required to complete a Self-Referral. The student will be partnered with a staff member from the Office of Field Education to discuss the individual plan further. The Self-Referral Form, completed in addition to the Field application, will be due before this plan can be confirmed.
C. Student Self-Referral
*Indicate the date you will submit the Self-Referral Form
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Do you have a personal history or experience that may affect you or the population you work with?
Is there anything you wish to add to your application as a consideration in your placement process?
Part II: Clearances
Part II: Obtaining clearances
The Office of Field Education mandates that all students obtain the maximum clearances required by the state in which the practicum is located, as outlined by CastleBranch system. Each individual agency may request additional clearances for their specific site. You must communicate with your agency directly for guidance around additional clearances required. Obtaining clearances are required for all students going into field practicum courses, including Employment-based students. By initialing here, I acknowledge I am aware that if I do not obtain my own set of clearances prior to the start of my field practicum, I will be dropped from the course and pulled from practicum.
Part III: Professional Resume
(typed or word processed, no more than 3 pages)
Max. file size: 7 MB.
Part IV: Essay
Compose an essay - between 500-600 words that provides a summary of your interests for your social work education.
Max. file size: 7 MB.
I understand that the Office of Field Education and the agencies that accept students for placement work closely together to provide me with an opportunity to meet the learning objectives of the field instruction courses in which I enroll and then to evaluate my progress toward meeting them. To this end, field instructors, faculty and field education staff may share information about my written and verbal communication and performance in the placement site. I realize that it is my responsibility to inform the Office of Field Education if I have any reason to believe that a particular placement site is a potential conflict of interest for me.
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